Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows
Media headlines about Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3863061487473 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
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EFSC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.50 price objective on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Enterprise Financial Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.83.
Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $58.52 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.93 million. Enterprise Financial Services had a net margin of 20.34% and a return on equity of 11.13%. research analysts expect that Enterprise Financial Services will post 3.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. Enterprise Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.26%.
In other Enterprise Financial Services news, President Scott Richard Goodman sold 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.55, for a total transaction of $57,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now owns 41,875 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,991,156.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
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Enterprise Financial Services Company Profile
Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.
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